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Middle school (or junior high) is a time for your child to start exploring their interests. They can take various elective courses and try different middle school extracurricular activities. Middle school age, around 10-14, is a time to introduce students to ideas for careers, athletics, fine arts, clubs, etc. This will give middle schoolers an idea of what they would like to pursue during their high school years.
If your child is interested in applying for a magnet program, the online applications usually become available during the fall for the following school year. Some middle school magnets and academies are performing arts schools or STEM schools. Magnet application requirements vary between schools, so contact your school district directly to find out about eligibility. Explore these and many other enriching and academic programs
Remember that starting middle school can be overwhelming for children that are accustomed to the comfort of a single classroom with the same teacher and classmates. They might be anxious about being the youngest group of students at school. They could be intimidated by the size of a new campus and fearful of getting lost. We have included useful tips and information to help you and your tween make the transition to middle school less stressful!
Colleges never look at middle school grades. Junior high age is too young for a college to get a true picture of a student, and middle school grading standards vary between districts so they are more subjective.
Though colleges do not consider middle school grades, students should still aim to get the best grades possible. High middle school grades increase the chances of getting into advanced academics or AP classes as a high school freshman. Colleges consider advanced classes when admitting students.
Middle school also introduces students to good study and testing habits. Those skills can then be used in high school, which makes it easier to get good grades in high school classes. (1)
How to Prepare Your Child for High School– Oxford Learning (3)
Transition Tips for Children Starting Middle School– The Happy Home Life (2)
Middle School Timeline– My Plan.com
5 Ways to Prepare Middle School Students for High School– Minds in Bloom (4)
School Finder– Middle Schools Near Me- Go Public
Middle School Books- 50 Refreshing and Relatable Books– We Are Teachers
Do Colleges Look at Middle School Grades?– Prep Scholar (1)
Kids Magazines– Middle School- K-12 Reading List
Go Public’s Education Timeline is the ultimate parent guide for navigating Pre-K through graduation. The purpose is to help parents know what to expect at each grade level and provide guidance on all that is offered in a public education. A huge benefit of public schools are the resources that support a student. The Education Timeline serves as a compass for navigating those resources. Each phase will also have helpful information, guides, and checklists.
The Timeline was researched and compiled from multiple sources cited throughout each phase. Refer to the timeline graphic below for the featured grade level. Click on each icon to learn more about what to expect and how to prepare.
Go Public content producer and parent of two public school students, Trina Pruitt, developed the Education Timeline to help herself and other parents learn what to expect at each phase of a child’s journey in school.
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